Names can do more than identify the players on your stage. They can express traits about each person, and their own poetic rhythm that makes them sing beyond their syllables.
By the way, I thought it might be useful to put up a new page dedicated to tracking my progress across all of my work, past, present, and future. So I’ve introduced the “Projects” page. If ever you’re wondering 1) what the hell is J.D. Robinson working on? And 2) What is the purpose of […]
I mean, a big part of the reason has to do with blogs: no one blogs anymore. Except sometimes. But I think the main reason I haven’t done a lot of writing about pandemic life is because, as Madge always said, you’re soaking in it. (And if that just dated me, then let me be […]
It’s probably not too early to announce that my short story, Fruiting, will appear in the February 2021 anthology Twilight Tales. Fruiting tells story about a young woman working to put the pieces together after an accident on the family farm has rendered her nearly immobile. The answers she finds spell drastic changes not just […]
I find myself in a unique position, since I’ve never done a progress report. I could be comprehensive and talk about the successes I’ve had in learning to walk, to speak using various words, to write to words using a series of glyphs, etc. But for now maybe I’ll just focus on the latter. I […]
Okay, plotting isn’t pantsing. I know I just implied that plotting was pantsing way up there in the title. But what I really wanted to say is that I don’t think the distinction is as vast as the common wisdom would have us believe, and here’s why. Plotters pant(s?) their outlines. Admit it: you thought […]